Tag Archive for mystery

The giant Siberian hole: Yep, media does a crap job reporting (Update)

Closer look at the pockmarked surface of Yamal peninsula, Siberia

Oh man, I really hate to start the day with such an awful excuse for a headline. ‘Bottomless’ pit baffles scientists | New York Post. A huge, mysterious crater spotted in remote Siberia has scientists scrambling for answers: Was it a meteor? Was it a weapon? Or was it an explosive sign of global warming?…

AL the Anomallama finds this shark story alarming. Here’s why he shouldn’t. (Hint: STUPID TV)

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What a bunch of baseless assumptions, speculation and fear mongering! Sploid has posted this story without ANY critical thought whatsoever because MONSTERS! And now it’s getting a ton of attention from people who are not thinking about it whatsoever, just passing it on. It’s making the rounds on mystery mongering sites where the commentators have…

Dyatlov Pass and Mass Murdering Yeti? A DN Exclusive

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Doubtful News is pleased to present this EXCLUSIVE piece by author and researcher, Benjamin Radford, on the Discovery Channel’s presentation airing TONIGHT! [Warning: Spoilers] Dyatlov Pass and Mass Murdering Yeti? A Closer Look at Russian Yeti: The Killer Lives A new two-hour Discovery Channel “documentary,” Russian Yeti: The Killer Lives, revisits the curious case of…

Gef the talking mongoose in the Wall Street Journal

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Wow, Gef, the incredible story of the talking mongoose from the Isle of Man in the U.K. has made a splash in the Wall Street Journal. In England, Researchers Investigate Case of the Talking Mongoose – WSJ.com. The University of London’s Senate House Library is one of the finest academic research institutions in England. On…

Video of “blue” UFO over the Netherlands

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Video taken in the Netherlands does not have an obvious explanation. Or does it? What do you think? Blue UFO Spotted Over The Netherlands (VIDEO). A blue-colored UFO, videotaped by a Netherlands resident, remains unexplained. Blue? That’s something new. OpenMinds.TV reports that, on April 11, Dick Smits was at home in the town of Maassluis…

Mystery blob that appeared after Australian rain likely isn’t “jellyfish”

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Man in Australia finds gelatinous blob after rain. He assumes it’s a jellyfish. That’s probably not correct. With obligatory “baffled” experts. Is this a jellyfishnado? Possible jellyfish remains found after Smithfield “mini tornado” | News.com.au. MYSTERIOUS blobs of slime have been found in a park on a quiet, suburban Cairns street and even experts are…

Missing flight 370 sparks mystery mongering (Several Updates)

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As each hour goes by with no sign of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 strange ideas evolve about what happened to it. Mystery and conspiracy sites are abuzz with imaginative explanations including UFO abduction. It’s been days since the passenger flight from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing, China, disappeared (8 March 2014) with 227…

Anti-vax and psychic claims lead to worst story you will read in a while

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I feel it was outrageously irresponsible for this media outlet to run this story. Not only are they allowing misrepresentation of vaccines, they present psychic information as valid, and one questionable medical opinion as trumping the entire body of vaccine safety. There is zero mention of the safeguards in place and the overall efficacy of…

Mystery is afoot in Florida

Explorer V: Mystery of the Disembodied Feet aka Body IDaka Who's that Dead BodyEp. code: 4089Episode Number/Title: x20427 Forensic Science

We noted this story in the leftovers of 2 January, but there wasn’t much more to go on. Now, interesting details have come to light. Human foot on Florida beach identified as mystery deepens | Reuters. The human foot found on a southeast Florida beach on New Year’s Day has been matched by investigators using…